EAI IIES Summit and Exhibition
Riva del Garda, Trento Italy 4-6 October, 2012
Food Safety & Autenticity 2012
Brussels, Belgium 18-20 September, 2012
Rome, Italy, 23-27 July 2012
IEEE Symposium and URSI Meeting
Chicago, IL, USA 8-14 July, 2012
QUID Innovation Italy
Milan, Italy 27-28 June, 2012
INSME - INNOBIZ - WTA Hi-tech fair
Daejeon, South Korea 21-25 May 2012
CIBUS 2012
Parma, Italy 7-10 May 2012
SMAU business 2012
Padova, Italy 18-19 April 2012
IEEE International Conference on RFID
Orlando, FL, USA 3-5 April 2012
Anuga FoodTec - F2F at Speakers' Corner
Cologne, Germany 28 March 2012


Proposed RFID implemtation in Vigne Mastrodomenico

1) Wireless Sensor Network for the outdoor and weather monitoring

A wireless sensor network composed by a wireless weather station, a wireless node for the vineyard soil and grapevine monitoring and a consol for the sensor data collection, have been selected.

The weather station is equipped with:

  • wind speed and direction sensors;
  • outdoor temperature sensors;
  • relative humidity sensor;
  • solar radiation sensors;
  • rain precipitation sensor.

The soil and grapevine wireless node is equipped with:

  • soil moisture sensors;
  • soil temperature sensors;
  • leaf wetness sensors.

Among the other available, the weather station Davis Vantage PRO 2 Wireless has been selected because it satisfies the requirements of IP connectivity constraint, modular structure and accuracy. Moreover, a Davis Consol has been chosen because it allows the gathering of data coming from both the weather station and the soil/foliage parameter sensors.  


  • PDA equipped with a UHF RFID Reader module;
  • Fixed UHF RFID Reader (as a backup choice),
  • UHF RFID Tag printer.

UHF RFID band has been chosen because it guarantees the best trade-off between cost and read range. In addition, UHF RFID tags are EPC global compliant.

3) Wireless and Internet technology

The following technologies supporting the internet and wireless connectivity have been identified:

  • Routers supporting UMTS, EDGE and GPRS communication standards and the IEEE 802.11 protocol;
  • IP Data-Logger.

In this way, once the vineyard will be provided with an Internet connection, WSN nodes will communicate with the console of the WSN and sensor data will be accessible remotely. The choice of an IP data logger (compatible with the  allows you to avoid the use of a PC in a hostile environment in terms of moisture, tempering and accessibility (in case you need to reboot)

4) Databases and web services

Specific software solutions for data gathering, management and forwarding are needed. For instance, databases to store sensor data and web services to allow user operations.


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